What does a dime a dozen mean?


Idiom Meaning:

very common and with no unique value


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Death of a Salesman (1985)

Time of Scene: ~02:03:25

Willy Loman: The door of your life is wide open!

Biff Loman: Pop, I’m a dime a dozen and so are you…

Willy Loman: I am not a dime a dozen! I’m Willy Loman and you are Biff Loman!

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Street Kings (2008)

Time of Scene: ~01:34:10

Tom Ludlow: You killed Washington!

Captain Jack Wander: Fuck him! Fuck Santos! Fuck Demille! Fuck Clady! Fuck them all! Fuck them all! They’re a dime a dozen. You… you, man. You’re special. You’re special to me.


Superman Returns (2006)

Time of Scene: ~01:22:10

Lex Luthor: Kitty, what did my father used to say to me?

Kitty Kowalski: You’re losing your hair.

Lex Luthor: Before that.

Kitty Kowalski: Get out.

Lex Luthor: He said: You can print money, manufacture diamonds, and people are a dime a dozen, but they’ll always need land. It’s the one thing they’re not making any more of.



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